Schedule & Description

AfterCare (ClubHouse) Winter 2018 Daily Schedule

Mondays (January 8 – March 12, 2018): 

  • Movement & Music (PreK exclusive)
  • Pre-Team Sports (PreK-1st)
  • Movement Games & Parachute Play (K exclusive)
  • Zumba (K-5th)
  • Homework Club (1st-5th)
  • Super Powers for Earthlings (3rd-5th)
  • Cozy Slippers Book Club (4th-5th)

Tuesdays (January 2 – March 13, 2018 ): 

  • Storybook Cooking (PreK exclusive)
  • Animal Antics (PreK-K)
  • Drama (K-1st)
  • Snackactivities (K-1st)
  • Homework Club (1st-5th)

Wednesdays (January 3 – March 14, 2018):

  • Sports Basics (PreK exclusive)
  • Creative Arts Yoga (K-5th)
  • Homework Club (1st-5th)

Thursdays (January 4 – March 15, 2018): 

  • Artsy Crafty (K-1st)
  • Homework Club (1st-5th)
  • Snackactivities (2nd-5th)

Fridays (January 5 – March 16, 2018): 

  • Board Games (K-3rd)
  • Gym Games (3rd-5th)

ENRICHMENT WINTER TERM 2018 OFFERINGS *

Enrichment classes are offered each day in addition to ClubHouse (AfterCare) for Preschool – Grade 5. Many Enrichment classes are taught by expert instructors who are partnering with D-E 360° and represent various, external arts, cultural, and/or sports organizations, while other Enrichment classes are led by a variety of energetic D-E faculty/staff members.  See below for schedule and details.

Enrichment Enrollment/Registration & Fees:

All Enrichment classes have a minimum and maximum enrollment. Classes are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. Enroll early so that your child gets his/her first choice. If minimum enrollment is not met, the Enrichment class will be closed and you will be refunded.

Enrichment fees range from $450 – $550 per child, per class, as noted here. The Enrichment class fee includes AfterCare(ClubHouse) activities for your child(ren) during the day(s) of the Enrichment class only.

Enrichment Winter 2018 Daily Schedule

Mondays (January 8 – March 12, 2018 ): 

  • Sewing & Needlework (Grade 2-5)

Tuesdays (January 2 – March 13, 2018 ): 

  • Animal Tales (Grade 1-3)
  • Fantasy Sports & Wiffle Ball (Grade 4-5)
  • Robotics (Grade 1-5)
  • Running Club  (Grade 3-5)
  • Tennis (Grade PreSchool 3-3)

Wednesdays (January 3 – March 7, 2018):

  • Chess (Grade K-5)
  • Coding (Grade 3-5)
  • Game On!  (Grade 1-3)
  • The Adventurers (Grade 4-5)

Thursdays (January 4 – March 8, 2018): 

  • FUNdamental Stick Sports (Grade 1-3)
  • Running Club (Grade 3-5)
  • Stick Stars  (Grade 3-5)

Fridays (January 5 – March 16, 2018): 

  • Fencing (Grade 2-5)

Enrichment Winter 2018 Class Descriptions:

Animal Tales $450 (Grade 1-3)

Tenafly Nature Center’s educator will introduce students to some amazing animals each week at our Lower School! Join us as we explore amazing amphibians, mighty mammals, and reptile relatives. Through crafts, stories, hands-on activities, artifacts and live animal encounters, students will learn about some amazing animals, their habitats and their adaptations. This is for the student who loves learning about nature and animals.

Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educators are naturalists with extensive training in animal handling and education. The animals living in their sanctuary include; turtles, frogs, mammals, and birds. Students will meet an array of these animals.

Chess $550 (Grade K-5)

NYChessKids is one of the largest youth chess programs in the tri-state region. Their mission is to spread the love of the game as well as develop a child’s mind with advanced logistical gaming skills. Come explore the foundations of chess strategy. Chess is a fun way to improve skill in planning, critical thinking, pattern recognition,and general learning aptitude. This class offers many opportunities for collaboration, encourages sportsmanship, confidence, and goal setting in a supportive learning environment.

Coding $500 including $50 material fee (Grade 3-5)

Children will learn how to code to create games, stories and animations using Scratch and other programming Apps for the Ipad. This class will be fun, engaging, and interactive as students learn basic programming language and develop a foundation for technological explorations. Material fee is included in the cost of the program.

Fantasy Sports & Wiffle Ball $450 (Grade 4-5)

Fantasy Sports is basically a game within the games of professional sports.  Students will learn how to manage their own fantasy teams and how to follow and understand statistical categories in sports like basketball, football, baseball, or hockey.  Utilizing iPads, students will learn the basics of major American sports. After 30 minutes of screen time, students will head up to the gym to apply their learning while playing real sports, like whiffle ball and touch football.

Fencing $550 (Grade 2-5)

We’ve partnered with Patrick Durkan, co-founder/director of the Durkan Fencing Academy, which was developed by Olympic Fencing Coaches and exercise physiologists, to provide the most safe and effective fencing training. For beginners, these group classes will introduce students to the basics of sabre, epee and foil.  For experienced fencers, the Academy is designed to develop your individual fencing skills in your weapon of choice. Each class includes: warm-up, stretching and weapon specific drills in foil, epee and sabre.

Equipment Rental included

FUNdamental Stick Sports $450 Jan 4-Mar 8 (Grade 1-3)

These coaches will have the kids loving hockey & lacrosse! Students will learn the fundamentals of hockey playing lead-up/ modified hockey games while learning multiple styles of passes and positions, and ultimately have a blast with the game of hockey!

Soft-stick lacrosse utilizes modified equipment and rules designed for young players to achieve quick success executing the basics skills of lacrosse (cradling, scooping, passing, catching, and shooting). This modified version requires limited protective equipment. OUR HOPE:  inspire students to play traditional lacrosse.

Game On! $450 (Grade 1-3)

If you love to play games, then Game On is for you. We focus on team-oriented games including Kickball, Whiffle Ball, Pin Bombardment, Coconuts, Newcomb and Air Assault to name a few. Variety is the spice of life at Game On!. Our emphasis is on sportsmanship and team fun.

Robotics $500 including $50 material fee (Grade 1-5)

Students learn basic engineering and programming concepts, starting with prescribed projects that allow them to  build and program robots. After their first projects students are then encouraged  to experiment with creating their own robotic designs, and how to  program them to move, respond to sensors, and interact with their surroundings. Price includes materials fees.

Running Club $450 (Grade 3-5)

Running Club is a fun way to make new friends, set attainable goals, build stamina and endurance, and be a supportive team member, while exploring the beautiful Dwight-Englewood campus. With teamwork and encouragement, children set personal and team goals daily, monitor their progress and feel a sense of pride as they achieve those goals. Some children aim to complete a 5K! Children and families are welcome to register for local 5K races that Ms.Sowa is able to run, to guide and encourage them to reach their goal. Happy Running!

Sewing & Needlework $450 (Grade 2-5)

Learn the basics of hand sewing, and begin a project that can include: quilting, button-mania, embroidery or crocheting. No experience necessary.

Stick Stars $450 (Grade 3-5)

This program builds and expands upon the fundamentals learned in PE class. Unlike PE, students will be learning in a semi-competitive environment as they refine; stick handling, passing, and shooting. They will also learn defensive and offensive strategies.

Students begin in small-group, game-like activities and will progress to actual game-play at the end of the term. This class will reinforce teamwork and cooperation among teammates and ensure the success of each student.

Tennis $550 (Grade Preschool 3-3)

In partnership with Tsolak Gevorkian and his coaching team, D-E 360° is introducing a Tennis Academy to the ACE 2017-2018 offerings. For beginners, students will enjoy the basic activities and games designed to facilitate the movement and positioning tennis requires as well as to develop an understanding of how to compete and score through games with simplified scoring. For Intermediate level players, the second stage for the younger players focuses on stroke and more advanced skill development. Shot control and point building is introduced during games as well as technical and tactical aspects of the game.

The Adventurers $450 (Grade 4-5)

Come out, get some exercise, use your brain to solve problems, and discover your inner strength through our Project Adventure Activities, Cooperative Challenges and Group Initiatives. This club allows students to use the full range of their physical, emotional and cognitive skills. The non-traditional athlete can excel and the athletically gifted will be challenged in new and exciting ways. Kim Franco is our resident professional and faculty member from the D-E Health & Wellness Department. Nick Harrison is well-known by students as our sports and recess coach.